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Featured Books: Fall 2020
A Place to Call Home : Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona by As immigrants settle in new places, they are faced with endless uncertainties that prevent them from feeling that they belong. From language barriers, to differing social norms, to legal boundaries separating them from established residents, they are constantly navigating shifting and contradictory expectations both to assimilate to their new culture and to honor their native one. In A Place to Call Home, Ernesto Castañeda offers a uniquely comparative portrait of immigrant expectations and experiences. Drawing on fourteen years of ethnographic observation and hundreds of interviews with documented and undocumented immigrants and their children, Castañeda sets out to determine how different locations can aid or disrupt the process of immigrant integration. Focusing on New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—immigration hubs in their respective countries—he compares the experiences of both Latino and North African migrants, and finds that subjective understandings, local contexts, national and regional history, and religious institutions are all factors that profoundly impact the personal journey to belonging.
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Publication Date: 2020
California Community Colleges
This research guide is for students researching immigration with a focus on undocumented immigrants in the US.
It's also a guide for Skyline College undocumented students seeking information about affording college, the campus Dream Center and local/campus resources, student club, and actions relating to students' and immigrants' rights, community and empowerment.
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